16 Patch Questions

PSA: I just read my email from Missouri Star and this very same jelly roll is the Daily Deal for today! This is only good for August 30th, 2016. 


I had a couple questions about my 16 patch blocks that I posted. I will try to answer them here. First, the blocks finish at 8 inches (8 1/2 inches unfinished). My jelly roll only had 40 strips, so I cut another couple strips from stash. I will set my blocks 6 by 7 so it will be 48 by 56 inches before borders. Quilts of Valor must be at least 55 by 65 inches, and I prefer to make them bigger than that. 

When I made my blocks, I paired up a light strip and a dark strip and stitched them together. 


Then I cut these strip sets in half and stitched the two halves together lengthwise. This gave me a strip set approximately 21 inches long with four strips, light dark, light dark. I sub cut this into 2 1/2 inch strips . 

I got enough of these strips to make two blocks from each combination. I hope this makes sense. My blocks are all done and I have nothing left over here to give a better demonstration with. I promise it is easier than it sounds! If there is interest, I can make up a tutorial when I get home. I am happy to say that I did get my blocks sewn together last night. 


I hope that answers all the questions! Thank you for taking the time to comment. I have been too busy with these handsome little guys to answer. 


Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to 16 Patch Questions

  1. Kathy D. says:

    Was just getting in trouble at MSQC website when I saw your post! Love the look of your quilt top, and look forward to seeing it with borders added.

  2. Quiltmouse says:

    I enjoy quilting, but spending time with the ‘grands’ will always be done first!

  3. Janet O. says:

    Late last night I checked the daily deal and was pretty sure that was the one you used–so tempting, but I had just placed two online orders for fabric yesterday, and I don’t usually order fabric online. Quilting budget gone!
    Your instructions make sense to me. I have a Christmas jelly roll and this would be a fun way to use it up.

  4. Sandi says:

    Thank you. I just saw the daily deal and thought it was the fabric you used. Those boys are precious! Hugs,

  5. Julierose says:

    Oh I am interested in a tutorial for sure–I think I understand ;??–I love how your block came out…so pretty…I ordered a jelly roll to do this with…I am interested in how you place your precuts on your Accuquilt. I have a Go! BABY 2.5″ strip cutter…do you fold them in half or just do them lengthwise…I hate those little points, too–never know how to butt them up…hugs, Julierose

  6. Cute, classic fabrics and what a worthy cause!

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